$350,000 – 71-Year-Old Client Hit by Underinsured Driver Awarded Over Three Times Initial Offer in Arbitration
April 6, 2017
CASE DESCRIPTION: Atticus Wegman and Megan Demshki of Aitken Aitken Cohn, LLP obtained an arbitration award of $351,781.71 on behalf of a 71-year-old client injured when an underinsured driver made an improper turn in front of her. Defendant driver was underinsured and thus client pursued recovery against her own insurance company, Allstate. Allstate’s highest offer prior to arbitration was $131,400.00. Past economic damages were approximately $50,000.00.
FINAL RESULT: $351,781.71 Arbitration Award
TYPE OF CASE: UIM Arbitration
CLAIMANT’S INJURIES: Client suffered a single compression fracture to her lower spine and was forced to remain in a skilled nursing facility for nearly a month post incident. Client was non-surgical but continued to have daily back pains.
COMPLETE TITLE OF RESPONDENT: Allstate Indemnity Company
PLAINTIFF’S AGE: 71
Atticus N. Wegman, Esq.
Megan G. Demshki, Esq.
3 MacArthur Place, Suite 800
Santa Ana, CA 92707-2555